Dancer Pose is a yoga posture full of grace and beauty!
However, despite its tender appeal, this pose packs a powerful punch. The posture offers a wide range of challenges including a test of balance, strength and perhaps most importantly a test of focus and concentration. You will likely discover that all though beautiful, this pose will require determination and a few stumbles along the path to mastering it.
Perhaps one of the most unique qualities of the pose is that it offers a wide selection of levels or variations of deepness. It's possible to achieve deep variations of the posture that will push your balance and flexibility skills, or you can take it easy and keep the pose simple with the help of a wall. Basically, you will find that the pose offers a variation for any level of yoga practice.
The Sanskrit name or translation is Natarajasana. The breakdown for the Sanskrit name is as follows, "Nata" meaning "Dancer", "Raja" meaning "King" and "Asana" meaning "Posture or Pose". You will also hear the pose referred to as Lord Of The Dance Pose. It's also worth noting that a Hindu god named Shiva was also called "Nataraja" while in cosmic dancer form.
If you decide to add Dancer to your yoga practice, you will likely experience frustrations along with great satisfaction during the journey. Dancer Pose will also provide plentiful benefits both on your mat and in your life path.